For nearly maintenance-free storage units, vinyl is the preferred siding. Vinyl lacks the visual appeal of wood, but if you own a house with vinyl siding, why not select a storage unit that is also sided with vinyl? However, vinyl will get dirty over time, making it even less attractive. Mold is often the culprit. Take into account the maintenance required to clean the vinyl periodically.
Utilized Pegboards - Pegboards are a great tool that can be used almost anywhere in the home for organization. The same is true for your shed. For small tools, such as hand shovels and rakes, attach a pegboard to a wall and use various hooks and hangers to place hand tools and other items on. This gets them off the ground, out of the way and in a consistent spot that is easy to find.